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  1. Mathew R

    G'Day from the D'Bay!

    Hi Matt and welcome. I think you have got us all there with that one. Not sure whether the growing of miracle fruit tree eludes us all or whether none of us need sweetening that much! :p But when...
    Hi Matt and welcome. I think you have got us all there with that one. Not sure whether the growing of miracle fruit tree eludes us all or whether none of us need sweetening that much! :p But when you give it a go please keep us informed!
    Hi Matt and welcome. I think you have got us all there with that one. Not sure whether the growing of miracle fruit tree eludes us all or whether none of us need sweetening that much! :p But when you give it a go please keep us informed!
    Hi Matt and welcome. I think you have got us all there with that one. Not sure whether the growing of miracle fruit tree eludes us all or whether none of us need sweetening that much! :p But when...
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  2. ClissAT
    Informative x 3

    Crop Rotation & Fertilization

    Hi ClissAT, I finally read your post and frankly my planting regime is no where near that complicated. Im sure you sow and reap enough for a small country but our needs are way smaller. I also...
    Hi ClissAT, I finally read your post and frankly my planting regime is no where near that complicated. Im sure you sow and reap enough for a small country but our needs are way smaller. I also take into account our travelling so while we plant for our needs we also leave huge chunks of the...
    Hi ClissAT, I finally read your post and frankly my planting regime is no where near that complicated. Im sure you sow and reap enough for a small country but our needs are way smaller. I also take into account our travelling so while we plant...
    Hi ClissAT, I finally read your post and frankly my planting regime is no where near that complicated. Im sure you sow and reap enough for a small country but our needs are way smaller. I also...

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  3. Tassie Daz

    Hi from SA

    Hi mate, how time flies. That comment is a little misleading. The potato onions are planted in March and I reckon I pulled them well before Christmas. And thats the photo that illustrated the...
    Hi mate, how time flies. That comment is a little misleading. The potato onions are planted in March and I reckon I pulled them well before Christmas. And thats the photo that illustrated the amount abd size of them......sorry for the confusion. My garden grows for 2 of us so when we need...
    Hi mate, how time flies. That comment is a little misleading. The potato onions are planted in March and I reckon I pulled them well before Christmas. And thats the photo that illustrated the amount abd size of them......sorry for the...
    Hi mate, how time flies. That comment is a little misleading. The potato onions are planted in March and I reckon I pulled them well before Christmas. And thats the photo that illustrated the...

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  4. Renee Shields

    Hello from western Sydney

    Welcome @Renee Shields and thanks for joining SSC! Raised beds are the go. My wife was doing some spontaneous weeding today on our newish raised gourd tunnel beds and she commented on how easy it...
    Welcome @Renee Shields and thanks for joining SSC! Raised beds are the go. My wife was doing some spontaneous weeding today on our newish raised gourd tunnel beds and she commented on how easy it was to just walk along lean over and pull weeds instead of getting down on hands and knees or...
    Welcome @Renee Shields and thanks for joining SSC! Raised beds are the go. My wife was doing some spontaneous weeding today on our newish raised gourd tunnel beds and she commented on how easy it was to just walk along lean over and pull weeds...
    Welcome @Renee Shields and thanks for joining SSC! Raised beds are the go. My wife was doing some spontaneous weeding today on our newish raised gourd tunnel beds and she commented on how easy it...
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  5. Jillian H.

    Greetings From the Netherlands!

    G'day Jill and thanks for joining SSC! Sunlight is the key to growing on a balcony - if you get a reasonable amount of light you should be able to grow well :)
    G'day Jill and thanks for joining SSC! Sunlight is the key to growing on a balcony - if you get a reasonable amount of light you should be able to grow well :)
    G'day Jill and thanks for joining SSC! Sunlight is the key to growing on a balcony - if you get a reasonable amount of light you should be able to grow well :)
    G'day Jill and thanks for joining SSC! Sunlight is the key to growing on a balcony - if you get a reasonable amount of light you should be able to grow well :)
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  6. Common

    Growing Citronella as a Mosquito Repellent - which type?

    The type that will work best in Australia is the pelagoniam which tolerates drier soil.
    The type that will work best in Australia is the pelagoniam which tolerates drier soil.
    The type that will work best in Australia is the pelagoniam which tolerates drier soil.
    The type that will work best in Australia is the pelagoniam which tolerates drier soil.
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  7. Mark

    Not impressed with ACHACHA fruit

    Cancel your order promptly!
    Cancel your order promptly!
    Cancel your order promptly!
    Cancel your order promptly!

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  8. Renee Shields

    Question Can you buy grafted type A and B avocados trees?

    Hi Common and welcome (i guess you've started your own 'hello' thread already). The reason for grafting it they use fairly unique root stock that will tolerate soil/weather from certain areas of...
    Hi Common and welcome (i guess you've started your own 'hello' thread already). The reason for grafting it they use fairly unique root stock that will tolerate soil/weather from certain areas of Australia. Thats why often the nursery will say this one is suited to Qld or suited to weter areas...
    Hi Common and welcome (i guess you've started your own 'hello' thread already). The reason for grafting it they use fairly unique root stock that will tolerate soil/weather from certain areas of Australia. Thats why often the nursery will say...
    Hi Common and welcome (i guess you've started your own 'hello' thread already). The reason for grafting it they use fairly unique root stock that will tolerate soil/weather from certain areas of...
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  9. Tassie Daz

    Recommend Potato onions sown in March SA.

    Got my potato onions in. Its a tad bit late but March is the month(SA) for them to go in so just made it. I planted 30 so these should produce a crop of about 12doz onions. Dug the ground after...
    Got my potato onions in. Its a tad bit late but March is the month(SA) for them to go in so just made it. I planted 30 so these should produce a crop of about 12doz onions. Dug the ground after a light water, placed them just on top (you dont bury them cause theyll rot) another very light...
    Got my potato onions in. Its a tad bit late but March is the month(SA) for them to go in so just made it. I planted 30 so these should produce a crop of about 12doz onions. Dug the ground after a light water, placed them just on top (you dont...
    Got my potato onions in. Its a tad bit late but March is the month(SA) for them to go in so just made it. I planted 30 so these should produce a crop of about 12doz onions. Dug the ground after...

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  10. ClissAT
    Love it! x 3

    DragonFruit Growing, Different Method

    Well yet more excitement at my place with another round of flowers coming on ready for the next moon cycle. However I don't hold a lot of hope for this new lot because the last phase of this moon...
    Well yet more excitement at my place with another round of flowers coming on ready for the next moon cycle. However I don't hold a lot of hope for this new lot because the last phase of this moon cycle will come along at the end of March which should be cooler. That lot of fruit will be...
    Well yet more excitement at my place with another round of flowers coming on ready for the next moon cycle. However I don't hold a lot of hope for this new lot because the last phase of this moon cycle will come along at the end of March which...
    Well yet more excitement at my place with another round of flowers coming on ready for the next moon cycle. However I don't hold a lot of hope for this new lot because the last phase of this moon...

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  11. Mataeka

    Our half blank canvas

    There is tomatoes growing free-range around one of the water tanks so i suspect the soil is fine. No dead patches to hint at a compost heap. They left a lot of other garden beds filled with...
    There is tomatoes growing free-range around one of the water tanks so i suspect the soil is fine. No dead patches to hint at a compost heap. They left a lot of other garden beds filled with geraniums (I hate geraniums!) but no veggies by the looks.
    There is tomatoes growing free-range around one of the water tanks so i suspect the soil is fine. No dead patches to hint at a compost heap. They left a lot of other garden beds filled with geraniums (I hate geraniums!) but no veggies by the looks.
    There is tomatoes growing free-range around one of the water tanks so i suspect the soil is fine. No dead patches to hint at a compost heap. They left a lot of other garden beds filled with...
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  12. ClissAT

    Say What!?

    Just a bit of fun. This is a cropped screen print from an emailed brochure from Bunnings. I think there might be a miscommunication. So is it grafted or a seedling?
    Just a bit of fun. This is a cropped screen print from an emailed brochure from Bunnings. I think there might be a miscommunication. So is it grafted or a seedling?
    Just a bit of fun. This is a cropped screen print from an emailed brochure from Bunnings. I think there might be a miscommunication. So is it grafted or a seedling?
    Just a bit of fun. This is a cropped screen print from an emailed brochure from Bunnings. I think there might be a miscommunication. So is it grafted or a seedling?

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  13. ClissAT

    Lightweight concrete planter pot

    Here's another style I made during the week. Made out of the legs of long pants I'd cut off. This size will easily take a 140mm pot. I sealed the sides & inside then painted the outside black &...
    Here's another style I made during the week. Made out of the legs of long pants I'd cut off. This size will easily take a 140mm pot. I sealed the sides & inside then painted the outside black & gold. I made 2 similar and gave one away.
    Here's another style I made during the week. Made out of the legs of long pants I'd cut off. This size will easily take a 140mm pot. I sealed the sides & inside then painted the outside black & gold. I made 2 similar and gave one away.
    Here's another style I made during the week. Made out of the legs of long pants I'd cut off. This size will easily take a 140mm pot. I sealed the sides & inside then painted the outside black &...

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  14. Jnel

    Ants

    Armed with antrid, cloves & cinnamon. Hopefully one or a combination will help
    Armed with antrid, cloves & cinnamon. Hopefully one or a combination will help
    Armed with antrid, cloves & cinnamon. Hopefully one or a combination will help
    Armed with antrid, cloves & cinnamon. Hopefully one or a combination will help
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  15. Mark

    Growing grapes in subtropical climate SE QLD

    Hi Ash Sirromet grow their wine grapes in Stanthorpe QLD, a cold low humidity area. The grapes at the Mt Cotton site are just for show. Not saying it’s impossible to grow in Brisbane but to get...
    Hi Ash Sirromet grow their wine grapes in Stanthorpe QLD, a cold low humidity area. The grapes at the Mt Cotton site are just for show. Not saying it’s impossible to grow in Brisbane but to get quality wines you need winter cold dormancy and low humidity to deter fungus. Cheers Ty
    Hi Ash Sirromet grow their wine grapes in Stanthorpe QLD, a cold low humidity area. The grapes at the Mt Cotton site are just for show. Not saying it’s impossible to grow in Brisbane but to get quality wines you need winter cold dormancy and low...
    Hi Ash Sirromet grow their wine grapes in Stanthorpe QLD, a cold low humidity area. The grapes at the Mt Cotton site are just for show. Not saying it’s impossible to grow in Brisbane but to get...

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  16. Alma Jean

    Question How to build a 4 yard rotation natural habit for quail

    Hi @Alma Jean and thanks for joining SSC. I think this is an excellent idea! I love the concept of a rotational pen system and it's something that could be also done for other poultry like...
    Hi @Alma Jean and thanks for joining SSC. I think this is an excellent idea! I love the concept of a rotational pen system and it's something that could be also done for other poultry like chickens but on a larger scale of course. I could even retrofit my existing quail pen quite easily to...
    Hi @Alma Jean and thanks for joining SSC. I think this is an excellent idea! I love the concept of a rotational pen system and it's something that could be also done for other poultry like chickens but on a larger scale of course. I could even...
    Hi @Alma Jean and thanks for joining SSC. I think this is an excellent idea! I love the concept of a rotational pen system and it's something that could be also done for other poultry like...

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  17. Mark

    Self Sufficient Me . com Writer/Contributor Trial Proposal

    Yes your contributions to our forum have been invaluable! Often plenty of reliable information in single posts and also grouped together in long threads. Lots of good reading material for people...
    Yes your contributions to our forum have been invaluable! Often plenty of reliable information in single posts and also grouped together in long threads. Lots of good reading material for people with the time to absorb the tips and experience you share. Articles are different as you know from...
    Yes your contributions to our forum have been invaluable! Often plenty of reliable information in single posts and also grouped together in long threads. Lots of good reading material for people with the time to absorb the tips and experience you...
    Yes your contributions to our forum have been invaluable! Often plenty of reliable information in single posts and also grouped together in long threads. Lots of good reading material for people...
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  18. Ray Speed

    Knocking up a few new coops

    Liked what you’re doing, wondered if you could nutout a quail habitat for me my idea is to have a 4 self enclosed yards that have roof from rain/wind natural forage plants. I am 74 so it needs to...
    Liked what you’re doing, wondered if you could nutout a quail habitat for me my idea is to have a 4 self enclosed yards that have roof from rain/wind natural forage plants. I am 74 so it needs to be user friendly for me and an offsider to put together also it can’t break into the pension too...
    Liked what you’re doing, wondered if you could nutout a quail habitat for me my idea is to have a 4 self enclosed yards that have roof from rain/wind natural forage plants. I am 74 so it needs to be user friendly for me and an offsider to put...
    Liked what you’re doing, wondered if you could nutout a quail habitat for me my idea is to have a 4 self enclosed yards that have roof from rain/wind natural forage plants. I am 74 so it needs to...

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  19. Ray Speed

    16 new girls today!!!!!!!!!!!!

    we have a brahma flock and a few larger breeds and between them and the goats they are poop machines, every week we are adding to the beds some great fertilizer :) so we are seriously into our...
    we have a brahma flock and a few larger breeds and between them and the goats they are poop machines, every week we are adding to the beds some great fertilizer :) so we are seriously into our ****e as well lol
    we have a brahma flock and a few larger breeds and between them and the goats they are poop machines, every week we are adding to the beds some great fertilizer :) so we are seriously into our ****e as well lol
    we have a brahma flock and a few larger breeds and between them and the goats they are poop machines, every week we are adding to the beds some great fertilizer :) so we are seriously into our...
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  20. Pauljm

    Bug Id please

    Hi Paul, Try uploading your photos to the government pest report website. They respond pretty quickly & are quite knowledgeable. I've used it a few times in the past when a critter had me stumped.
    Hi Paul, Try uploading your photos to the government pest report website. They respond pretty quickly & are quite knowledgeable. I've used it a few times in the past when a critter had me stumped.
    Hi Paul, Try uploading your photos to the government pest report website. They respond pretty quickly & are quite knowledgeable. I've used it a few times in the past when a critter had me stumped.
    Hi Paul, Try uploading your photos to the government pest report website. They respond pretty quickly & are quite knowledgeable. I've used it a few times in the past when a critter had me stumped.

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  21. Krisy Campbell

    Hello fellow veggie heads from South East Queensland

    Welcome Krisy. I always find the garden a nice place to unwind after a stressful day at work.
    Welcome Krisy. I always find the garden a nice place to unwind after a stressful day at work.
    Welcome Krisy. I always find the garden a nice place to unwind after a stressful day at work.
    Welcome Krisy. I always find the garden a nice place to unwind after a stressful day at work.
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  22. Mataeka

    Recommend Kassia Limes

    So Its become apparent that the lime tree we have growing on our new property isnt just any ordinary lime tree... it's apparently a Kassia Lime meaning internally its orange!:eek: Its apparently a...
    So Its become apparent that the lime tree we have growing on our new property isnt just any ordinary lime tree... it's apparently a Kassia Lime meaning internally its orange!:eek: Its apparently a great root stock for grafted citrus but i dont think this plant we have is rogue rootstock as its...
    So Its become apparent that the lime tree we have growing on our new property isnt just any ordinary lime tree... it's apparently a Kassia Lime meaning internally its orange!:eek: Its apparently a great root stock for grafted citrus but i dont think...
    So Its become apparent that the lime tree we have growing on our new property isnt just any ordinary lime tree... it's apparently a Kassia Lime meaning internally its orange!:eek: Its apparently a...
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  23. AndrewB

    My potted garden

    We make kimchi with our chinese cabbages. It dehydrates quite well also.
    We make kimchi with our chinese cabbages. It dehydrates quite well also.
    We make kimchi with our chinese cabbages. It dehydrates quite well also.
    We make kimchi with our chinese cabbages. It dehydrates quite well also.

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  24. ClissAT

    My turn to be in hospital!

    Oh that's interesting, mark. Yes maybe i should ring on the off chance. The support company sent a guy to do 1.5hr housework, but he sat on his phone for an hour, then did 15mins sweeping of...
    Oh that's interesting, mark. Yes maybe i should ring on the off chance. The support company sent a guy to do 1.5hr housework, but he sat on his phone for an hour, then did 15mins sweeping of verandahs, then said he was finished! Left me to scrub the shower floor tiles and mop the kitchen floor...
    Oh that's interesting, mark. Yes maybe i should ring on the off chance. The support company sent a guy to do 1.5hr housework, but he sat on his phone for an hour, then did 15mins sweeping of verandahs, then said he was finished! Left me to scrub...
    Oh that's interesting, mark. Yes maybe i should ring on the off chance. The support company sent a guy to do 1.5hr housework, but he sat on his phone for an hour, then did 15mins sweeping of...
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  25. ocarroll

    Hello from Central Florida!

    Hi @ocarroll and thanks for joining us here at SSC! Raised bed gardening really does help a great deal! I know it has saved my back and made gardening much easier and fun than it used to be......
    Hi @ocarroll and thanks for joining us here at SSC! Raised bed gardening really does help a great deal! I know it has saved my back and made gardening much easier and fun than it used to be... Best of luck with your new veggie garden :)
    Hi @ocarroll and thanks for joining us here at SSC! Raised bed gardening really does help a great deal! I know it has saved my back and made gardening much easier and fun than it used to be... Best of luck with your new veggie garden :)
    Hi @ocarroll and thanks for joining us here at SSC! Raised bed gardening really does help a great deal! I know it has saved my back and made gardening much easier and fun than it used to be......
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